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March Madness brings the most exciting time of the college basketball season

March Madness brings the most exciting time of the college basketball season

Matthew Ferreira

March 19, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Saturday and Sunday were huge days in the National Collegiate Athletic Association men’s basketball world and as a result, we now have the official NCAA March Madness bracket.The tournament favorite among many, Duke University, won the ACC championship over Florida State on a terrific performan...

Love and support for five honored basketball players

Love and support for five honored basketball players

Brandon Downs

March 18, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Despite both teams missing the playoffs, five Chico State basketball players received recognition from the California Collegiate Athletic Association coaches for their hard work and success this season.The All-CCAA honors are broken down into three categories, with the division's brightest 10 stars ...

Women’s basketball experience ups and downs in long season

Women’s basketball experience ups and downs in long season

Matthew Ferreira

March 13, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Wildcats women's basketball team's season didn’t end the way that they planned on as they missed the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Tournament. It did, however, have a lot of excitement, ups and downs and entertaining games.The team’s season didn’t start on the ri...

The twisted turns of the men’s basketball season

The twisted turns of the men’s basketball season

Lucero Del Rayo-Nava

March 13, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The men’s basketball team faced a roller coaster ride of a season, ending up ranked 22 in the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division II West Region.The record for the season was 8-14 in conference, 6-5 at home, 3-9 away and 9-14 overall.“The resilience within the team with losing...

Chico State club basketball enjoys inaugural season

Chico State club basketball enjoys inaugural season

Noah Andrews

March 6, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Chico State's Collegiate Sports Club Program was created to provide students an opportunity to participate in competitive sports against other intercollegiate teams while enhancing the students' university experience by aiding in their physical, social and academic development.It is with these values in...

Get to know Women’s Basketball Coach Brian Fogel

Get to know Women’s Basketball Coach Brian Fogel

Matthew Ferreira

March 5, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Coach Brian Fogel finished his 11th year, at Chico State, coaching women's basketball on Saturday. Even though the Wildcats didn't finish the year how they wanted, coach Fogel has been there throughout to guide his student-athletes.He started his coaching career in 1989 as a grad assistant at Sonoma...

Wildcat women’s basketball end Senior Night with eight straight loss

Wildcat women’s basketball end Senior Night with eight straight loss

Matthew Ferreira

March 4, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Chico State women’s basketball team lost their Senior Night game against Sonoma State Saturday night by a score of 71-59. Ending the season on an eight-game losing streak. The first quarter yielded little offense as both teams found it hard to get hot from the field. The teams tried their luck...

Men’s basketball fall to Sonoma State on Senior Night

Men’s basketball fall to Sonoma State on Senior Night

Noah Andrews

March 4, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Wildcats basketball season hasn't gone exactly as they hoped, but they still looked to close out their three seniors careers on a high note.Unfortunately for Marvin Timothy, Keith Datu, and Nate Ambrosini the Sonoma State Seawolves had other ideas in mind. The Seawolves put up a season-high 98 points...

Men’s Basketball loses close game to San Francisco State

Men’s Basketball loses close game to San Francisco State

Noah Andrews

March 2, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Wildcats hosted the San Francisco Gators Thursday night at Acker Gymnasium. It was a game that looked like a blowout at several points early on but ended up coming right down to the wire.It ended with the Wildcats unable to complete the comeback and falling by four points to a score of 74-70.Sen...

Wildcat’s effort not enough, extend losing streak to seven games

Wildcat’s effort not enough, extend losing streak to seven games

Matthew Ferreira

March 2, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Chico State women’s basketball game lost their matchup against San Francisco State Thursday by a score of 78-69. This makes it seven losses in a row and puts the season out of their hands if they want to reach the playoffs.The Wildcat’s offense executed early as they were able to play w...

Men’s basketball loses to Dominguez Hills, but playoff hopes are still alive

Men’s basketball loses to Dominguez Hills, but playoff hopes are still alive

Matthew Ferreira

February 24, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Chico State Wildcats men’s basketball team lost their game against Cal State University Dominguez Hills on Saturday by a score of 73-64.The game was competitive throughout but Dominguez Hills was able to pull away with a 38 point second half.The Wildcats were on the right track at the start of ...

Chico women’s basketball stumble in overtime against the Toro’s

Chico women’s basketball stumble in overtime against the Toro’s

Noah Andrews

February 24, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Sports

"We played really hard tonight and put forward a tough effort for 40 minutes," starting center Mckenna Barker said. "Although we slipped up a couple times, we fought the whole game and that is what matters. We just have to keep battling and fighting to get into the conference tournament."Chico State wom...

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